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13 - 20 July 2023: Notre Musique


Notre Musique
Jean-Luc Godard, 2004, 80 min

Part poetry, part journalism, part philosophy, Notre Musique is a reflection on war through the ages. The film is structured into three Dantean Kingdoms: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. The journey begins in Hell, represented by modern war and then moves to Purgatory, set in Sarajevo. Finally, Paradise is conceived as a small beach guarded by Marines from the United States. At the same time, the film also follows the parallel stories of two Israeli Jewish women, one drawn to the light and one drawn towards darkness.

Showing as part of our year long tribute: Au Contraire: Jean-Luc Godard